Jules and Edmond de Goncourt

Edmond de Goncourt (1822-16th July 1896)
Jules de Goncourt (1830-20th June 1870)
Location: Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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French brothers and writers who collaborated on their diaries, Journal des Goncourt, which give a view of the literary and social life of their time. They also produced six novels together. They did not spend more than a day apart in their adult lives, until they were finally parted by Jules's death. 

Edmond founded the Académie Goncourt in honour of his brother. Each December since 1903, the Académie awards the Prix Goncourt. It is the most prestigious prize in French language literature, given to "the best imaginary prose work of the year". Marcel Proust, Simone de Beauvoir, Michel Tournier, Marguerite Duras and Romain Gary are among the best-known authors who have won the prize.